Artisans of Barossa Six Origins - Shiraz 2018
The first Six Origins project release from the extraordinarily strong 2018 vintage focuses on the Barossa’s hero – Shiraz. Six winemakers have each been charged with producing a wine that presents as a distinctive expression of Barossa Shiraz determined primarily by its origin.
The 2018 Six Origins by Artisans of Barossa features six Shiraz produced from six Barossa vineyards by six artisan winemakers. The wines have been made by:
2018 High Eden Shiraz - Peter Schell, Spinifex Wines
With family roots and extensive wine-making experience in the South of France, there is a strong French connection which drives the style and feel of Spinifex. With a winemaking philosophy that embraces sustainable vineyard practises and minimal intervention in the winery, there is a strong focus on producing wines where balance, purity of fruit and restraint is key.
2018 Light Pass Shiraz – Jason Schwarz, Schwarz Wine Co.
The Schwarz family most definitely qualifies as ‘local’ in a Barossa sense. Five generations a resident, then two generations as grape growers, and now Jason Schwarz as a first generation, self-taught winemaker. Jason’s approach to winemaking is purposely low intervention, with a hands-off approach that ensures the qualities of the vineyard are to the fore in each of his wines.
2018 Keyneton Shiraz – Greg and Allison Hobbs, Hobbs of Barossa Ranges
The vineyard that encircles their home high up in the Eden Valley is one of the district’s oldest. The connection the Hobbs’ have to the Eden Valley is like few others. They look over it every morning when they wake up, they pass through it every morning taking the dog for a walk, they work in their vineyard every day…and each evening they enjoy a glass of wine from the fruit they’ve grown from the vines that surround them.
2018 Angaston Shiraz – Corey Ryan and Simon Cowham, Sons of Eden
The Sons of Eden approach to wine is simple - to produce wines with flavour and personality from Barossa vineyards of unique character.
2018 Gomersal Shiraz – John Lienert, Jack West Wines
Preferring to keep things simple, John makes wines that express a sense of place, wines with plenty of rich and juicy flavour and a good strong backbone – the style of wine for which the Barossa’s Western Ridge is renowned for.
2018 Ebenezer Shiraz – John and Tim Duval, John Duval Wines
After 28 years with Penfolds, including 16 years as Chief Winemaker, John launched his own label in 2003 with the aim of producing wines of structure and elegance from exceptional Barossa vineyards.